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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... as her main case Augusta Jane Evans's novels Beulah and St. Elmo . She argues that feminist critics, in concentrating on questions about the marriage or independence of Evans's characters miss Evans's central concern, which was the loss and recovery of her characters' faith. The feminist critics...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-ended because the present is, and meanwhile, the meaning of history is in our hands to change. Since we have that power, Eagleton suggests that we recycle figures of the past as characters in a comedy rather than tragedy. Still, it is never possible to say which figures of the past and which works are...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., perhaps contrary to expectations, turns out to have been characterized by a large number of outstanding interpersonal debts of money and goods. We know about these debts because the creditors were obliged to use local courts in order to recover them. Remarks are offered on the circumstances that led to so...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 79–85.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Carlo Ginzburg The author describes his research experience in the 1960s, as an apprentice historian, in the Warburg Library. His work on witchcraft trials in early modern Italy, he argues, was deeply affected by the Library's unique character. Aby Warburg's law of the “good neighbour” (the book we...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... has been transformed from a private collection containing around 15,000 books in 1911 to a public institution today housing over 350,000 volumes, while still maintaining its unique character. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 UNPACKING THE WARBURG LIBRARY Jill Kraye In his famous...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
... both these controversies rose from the same underground stream of medieval dissidence, discussing the contributions of the leading characters in the story and seeking to describe the common ground of idea and ideology which unites the history and which suggests that Quietism represents an archetype...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., at the same time, disapproving of authorial domination of a dialogue that includes both the reader and, in fiction and drama, the characters whom the author develops. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Mikhail Bakhtin Caryl Emerson Gary Saul Morson Jacques Derrida xenophilia...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 483.
Published: 01 August 2018
... English of a potentially important literary document revealing the characters and biographical backgrounds of three exceptional talents during the watershed of early French modernism. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Henry J.-M. Levet Valery Larbaud Léon-Paul Fargue Montmartre...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 464–483.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Daniel McKay This article surveys the Far East prisoner of war novel from its inception in English public school narratives and racially inflected character profiles to the more critically engaged publications of the last two decades. During the latter period, linear reconstructions of imprisonment...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 207–224.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., more pragmatic and optimistic outlook of the Enlightenment and a new middle class and by experimenting with “bourgeois drama,” notably in the third play of the Figaro trilogy. The bourgeois drama—and the trilogy itself, as it moves the same cast of characters from The Barber of Seville through The...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 399–410.
Published: 01 August 2013
... a memorial to him. The conversation highlights Frank's representation of Dostoevsky as a critic and a satirist of the nihilist intelligentsia of nineteenth-century Russia — a portrayal that runs counter to the understanding and use of his writings and his characters by Marxists, Nietzscheans...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 474–489.
Published: 01 August 2013
... also against anonymous Christians, Muslims, and Jews who, untouched by such polemics, had lived close to one another and, without conflict, had accepted the undefined character of their daily life together. In support of this argument, the author makes use of hitherto unknown archival documents...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
... novel's central character, Bazarov, and the world in which he lives, and those created by Turgenev. Said's approach is evaluated in relation to the notion of connected criticism and some criticisms of connected criticism are offered. Duke University Press 2010...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 31–36.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to defuse some of the unfair thoughts that have fueled the antirelativist industry in academia, then how might one think of the character of such “anti-anti-“moves themselves? What manner of academic debate does a properly relative notion of relativity allow for? The response herein to these...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 January 2002
... between 1969 and 1972, but not cleared for publication by the Hungarian censorship until 1977. For those reading Burial in English translation, a drama with two nameless characters wandering around a barren stage is likely to evoke Beckett, behind whom stands that Symbolist tradition...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 502–513.
Published: 01 August 2005
.... understanding tothe character of toapply atheory as herefar so go wetooutline intend that ones the and ofspeculation, realm the in be admittedly will proffered answers about? Any Why do we have or need multiple characters or roles,arise: questions more important and how ofrealization—two...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 141.
Published: 01 January 2016
... meanings those is, that explanation, best the inferring and book the presentin what is aptly perceiving involves interpret to relevance: social and stakes, development, moral plot,character of its understanding basic a with dispense ofanovel cannot Interpretation them. nothad...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 345.
Published: 01 April 2017
... distrust claims of paradox. But I also distrust claims of harmony, so this book meets me halfway. Further, any broad study of “Japan” recalls Ruth Benedict’s The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, which, as a study of national character that eventually was espoused by the people it depicted, goes against...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 254–302.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Bakhtin ofpromotion Mikhail the treat will essay third The modernism. post- the and poetics ofence French Symbolist 1919 Fiction,” “Modern essay fiction” (174), Russian barriers” in by (180). character chief is never “restrained...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 512.
Published: 01 September 2016
...- —  all that is in this book. Its special character lies in its very very its in lies character special Its book. this in is that all...